Goshen rolls past Calhoun for first win of season

Published 12:42 am Saturday, September 22, 2012

Goshen's Carlton Bean (10) avoids Calhoun defenders. (Photo/Clif Lusk)

By Clif Lusk

A different Goshen Eagle team showed up at the Eagles Nest, where Goshen shot the Calhoun Tigers 54-30 in area play.

It didn’t take long for the Eagles to post points on the board: a carry by senior wide receiver Carlton Bean just three minutes after kick off, and a point after by senior kicker Steven Macias put the Eagles up 7-0.

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The scoring wouldn’t stop, and neither would Bean, who led the team with four touchdowns – two on the ground and two in the air in hookups from freshman quarterback Ramsey Rigby, one for 67 yards, the other for 42 yards.

They totaled 316 yards rushing and 128 yards in the air.

Overall, the Eagles looked like they had regrouped and found their rhythm.

“Our guys came together and played hard. It’s tribute to our seniors who stuck with us,” said head coach Bart Snyder. “This is our first stop to getting better.”

Snyder credited his assistant coaches, and singled out Bean, the offensive line and his running backs, which this week included senior lineman Delaney Allen, who scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter from the fullback position.

Most telling was the fact that only two Eagle plays from scrimmage lost yardage – one a fumble for a 2-yard loss.

Bean had a strong night for the offense. Bean had 8 carries for 51 yards and two touchdowns in addition to the yardage in the air. Terrainno Griffin, Derrius Kite, Allen and sophomore Tyler Phillips each posted 6 points.

Phillips, on the depth chart as a quarterback, was more dangerous in the defensive secondary, leading the Eagles defense with 5 tackles and 4 assists.

Phillips wasn’t alone, although the defense gave up 30 points – mainly on big plays. The Tigers’ lone quarterback, Jamine Jordan, was sacked three times by junior Anthony Rogers, who also had a fumble recovery, freshman Kendrez White and sophomore Damian Brundidge.

Senior Rashad Rodgers had 3 tackles and a fumble recovery and both sophomore Quinton Newson and junior Lane Ellisor had deflected passes. Ellisor had three solo tackles late in fourth quarter to shut down Calhoun’s offense.

Barely a minute into the second quarter, the Eagles leading 14-0, Griffin scratched around the left side for a touchdown, only to have it called back for a face mask. That didn’t deter the Eagles, who found pay dirt one play later on a Bean carry. The Tigers struck back on their next possession, stinging the Eagles with a 48-yard pass to junior tight end Jeffery Moss after a fumble, a busted flea flicker and two ineligible receiver downfield penalties.

After a touchback on the kick off, Griffin lost the handle and the Tigers posted their second set of points for the night midway through the quarter. A two-point try was no good.

Senior Rhett Lolly put the Eagles back on track with a return to the 32-yard line. Seven plays later, White pulled in a Rigby pass on the Tiger 6-yard line. The Eagles would keep putting in the end zone the rest of the night.

Rigby was 3 for 6 with 2 interceptions and 2 touchdowns on the night.

“I’ve told people we were going to watch the most electrifying player we’ll see all year with Jamaine Jordan,” Snyder said. “It was amazing what he did tonight and he’s an amazing athlete.”